Online Requests

To book an exam accommodation or to order a text in alternate format, visit myPortal.MacEwan.ca.

Reduced Course Load

If you require extra time to complete academic tasks for reasons related to your disability, you may be considered a full-time student with a reduced course load. You will be assessed full-time fees.

Here are some generally-accepted definitions of terms you may want to become familiar with. Credits for each course load may vary by term and program. Please be aware that some funding sources may define these terms somewhat differently. This should get you started, though.

  • Full-time course load: 60% or more of a regular course load
  • Part-time course load: less than 60% of a regular course load
  • Reduced course load: considered to be full-time for students with disabilities carrying 40-59% of a regular course load


You will need to communicate with a Learning Specialist about Reduced Course Load designation each term.